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Why Fighting Gender Violence is Also Fighting Hunger in the DRC

USAID Impact Blog

Division Chief in East, Central and Southern Africa Office, USAID’s Office of Food for Peace, Rachel Grant

2014-05-31

Ms. Rurayi Namuhindo, pictured above writing her name, is proud of her reading and writing skills. They are giving her a new lease on life, as she can now help... Read More

Presidential Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month 2014

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-05-30

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2014 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As progress spreads from... Read More

Ambassador Baer Reply to the Head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2014-05-29

Thank you, Mr. Chair. The United States warmly welcomes Ambassador Ivo Petrov to the Permanent Council. Thank you, Ambassador Petrov, for your informative report. We commend you and your team... Read More

Ambassador Baer Statement of Condolences on Shooting at Jewish Museum in Brussels

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2014-05-29

Thank you, Mr. Chair. The United States wishes to extend its condolences to the Jewish community of Brussels, the people of the countries from which the victims came, and all... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, Ambassador Jennifer Brush

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2014-05-29

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States warmly welcomes you, Ambassador Brush, to the Permanent Council, and we thank you for your comprehensive report -- and for your candor. The... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Ukraine’s May 25 Elections

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2014-05-29

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States congratulates the people of Ukraine and the Ukrainian government for their historic elections on May 25th. Ukrainians united to express their political will... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks with Estonian Foreign Minister Paet Before Their Meeting

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry; Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet

2014-05-29

SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning, everybody. Great pleasure to welcome Foreign Minister Paet of Estonia to Washington. We could not be more grateful or pleased for and with the relationship with... Read More

Honduras Bilateral Human Rights Working Group Meets in Tegucigalpa

Office of the Spokesperson

U.S. Department of State

2014-05-29

The United States and Honduras held the 4th round of the Bilateral Human Rights Working Group in Tegucigalpa today. The two sides discussed progress and challenges in the human rights... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Ongoing Violations of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation and the Situation in Ukraine

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2014-05-29

Thank you, Mr. Chair. First, we are deeply concerned by the hostage taking by separatist forces of fifteen monitors of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission. We are relieved that eleven... Read More

Ten Things You Need to Know About U.S. Support for Internet Freedom

DipNote blog

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Scott Busby

2014-05-29

By 2016 there will be 3 billion Internet users globally – almost half the world’s population. If the Internet were a country, it would be the largest in the world. ... Read More

Remarks on the Legacy of Tiananmen Square and Honoring Liu Xiaobo and Xu Zhiyong

National Endowment for Democracy 2014 Democracy Award Event - Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Tom Malinowski

2014-05-29

Honoring Liu Xiaobo and Xu Zhiyong and Commemorating the Tiananmen Square 25th Anniversary Thank you, Chairman Frost, for that kind introduction. And thank you to Carl Gershman and the National... Read More

Preview of the 44th General Assembly of the Organization of American States

The Washington Foreign Press Center - Washington, D.C.

2014-05-29

ASSISTANT SECRETARY JACOBSON: Thank you so much. Let me start off by saying – first of all, thanking the Foreign Press Center. They’re always gracious hosts and we’re grateful for... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Commencement for the Harvard Kennedy School

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-05-28

Thank you, Dean Ellwood. It is a huge honor to be among you here in the cold today – particularly with the chance to pay tribute to the 2014 MPP,... Read More

President Obama Remarks at U.S. Military Academy Commencement Ceremony

U.S. Military Academy-West Point - West Point, New York

President Barack Obama

2014-05-28

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you. And thank you, General Caslen, for that introduction. To General Trainor, General Clarke, the faculty and staff at West... Read More

Background Conference Call on the President's Commencement Address at West Point

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-05-28

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL: I’ll just say a few things and then take your questions. So in the President’s speech today he was focused on defining, as we come out of... Read More

Our Outrage Must Be a Call to Action

DipNote blog

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, Catherine Russell

2014-05-28

http://blogs.state.gov/stories/2014/05/28/our-outrage-must-be-call-action The world has been transfixed and horrified by the brutality of a group of extremists toward nearly 300 schoolgirls and unnamed others in northeastern Nigeria. The plight of these... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview with Chris Cuomo of CNN New Day

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-05-28

QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, thank you very much for taking the opportunity. SECRETARY KERRY: Good to be with you, Chris. Happy to be here. QUESTION: Rather than just review what is... Read More

Ten Takeaways From President Obama's Speech at West Point

DipNote blog

Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, Doug Frantz

2014-05-28

In his commencement address to the graduating class at the United States Military Academy at West Point today, President Obama laid out his vision of America’s leadership on the global stage. ... Read More

Ambassador DiCarlo on UN Security Council Debate on Ukraine

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Rosemary A. DiCarlo

2014-05-28

Thank you Mr. President, and thank you, Under Secretary General Feltman, for your comments today and for your engagement on the Ukrainian issue, including your trips to Ukraine. Mr. President,... Read More

Readout of President Obama’s Call with President-elect Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-05-27

President Obama called President-elect Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine today to congratulate him on his victory and offer the full support of the United States as he seeks to unify and... Read More



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